College of Engineering

Centers & Institutes

As part of providing world-class engineering education and research opportunities to our region’s diverse community, the nation and beyond, The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio currently houses 7 centers and institutes. Please take a look at what the college’s centers have to offer.

Center for Excellence in Engineering Education

The Center for Excellence in Engineering Education (CE3) provides a holistic approach for improving the quality of engineering education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The center strives to improve the preparedness and marketability of the students in the College of Engineering for challenging, and rewarding careers.

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Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems (CAMLS) was founded in 2007 at the University of Texas at San Antonio to address a growing need for a strong interdisciplinary organization that can conduct research and development as well as provide education and training in lean manufacturing and six-sigma, supply chain and logistics engineering, warehouse systems, automation technologies, advanced sensors and robotics.

Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE), an interdisciplinary center in the Colleges of Business and Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), was established in 2006 to create a pipeline for UTSA faculty, students and surrounding business community to develop new technology ventures.

Center for Simulation, Visualization and Real-Time Prediction

SiViRT is a Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST). This program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

Interactive Technology Experience Center

Established in 2007 on a 4-year development plan with a generous donation of $1.5M from the AT&T Foundation, the Interactive Technology Experience Center (iTEC) seeks to motivate young people to pursue careers in engineering by demonstrating advanced technologies and engaging them in interactive activities that build technical skills and foster critical thinking, self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute
The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute was created to develop citizen leaders for the global community committed to transform the energy future of San Antonio, Texas and the nation. The Institute integrates scientific discovery, engineering innovation and policy deliberations with pragmatic implementation and a commitment to our multicultural traditions to realize the promise of tomorrow’s America as a global energy leader.

The Open Cloud Institute
The Open Cloud Institute (OCI) created in 2015 is part of an initiative to develop degree programs in cloud computing and big data and foster collaboration with industry, positioning UTSA and San Antonio as world leaders in open cloud technology.  With UTSA already recognized as the top university in the country for cybersecurity, the Open Cloud Institute further distinguishes UTSA as a top tier-research institution.  OCI has already received many in-kind donations from industry leaders such as Rackspace, Yahoo, AMD, Intel, Mellanox Technologies and Seagate, and the OpenStack Foundation.  OCI is a neutral, third party research and education laboratory that encourages research, the development, and adoption of standards-based open technologies such as open compute, openstack, and openflow by providing infrastructure, platform and software.